Dr. Vivek Vinayak Ranade

Scientist H, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

Areas of Interest:

• Process development/ intensification, chemical reactor engineering, scale-up
• Multiphase flows, industrial flow modeling, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
• Innovation, spin-outs and start-up companies


Chemical Engineering, multiphase flows & reactors, CFD, process intensification

Consultancy Areas:

Chemical Engineering, multiphase flows & reactors, CFD, process intensification.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed solutions for enhancing performance of industrial flow processes. These contributions have resulted in significant impact & benefits to industries (refinery & petrochemicals, fine and specialty chemicals, materials, energy, water & engineering products). Developed products which have been commercialized and beneficially deployed in practice. Developed new insights and methodologies for process intensification. Leading a large program on development of MAGIC (modular, agile, intensified & continuous) processes (www.indusmagic.org). Co-founded and led start-up companies. Conducted workshops for industry practitioners. Published more than 125 papers and 5 books (citations > 4200; h index=38). Co-inventor of more than 20 disclosures/ patents.

Professional Experience:

  • Scientist H at NCL since 2010
  • CEO and CTO at Tridiagonal Solutions 2008 - 2010
  • Scientist F at NCL 2005-2010.


Chemical Engineering, multiphase flows & reactors, CFD, process intensification.


Contact Information


Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Pune 411008, India
Tel: 912025902170

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  • PhD (Tech): UDCT: 1988
  • B Chem Eng: UDCT: 1984


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • VASVIK award in Chemical Sciences and Technology 2014
  • UAA Distinguished Alumnus Award 2011
  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2011
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences, 2004
  • DST Swarnajayanti Fellowship, 1999

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005

Year of Birth: 1963